Box elder
Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus suffruticosa}), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Box elder}, the ash-leaved maple ({Negundo aceroides}), of North America.

{Box holly}, the butcher's broom ({Russus aculeatus}).

{Box thorn}, a shrub ({Lycium barbarum}).

{Box tree}, the tree variety of the common box. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Box Elder — may refer to: *The Box elder, Acer negundo , a species of maple *The Box elder bug, an insect which feeds on maple trees *Places named Box Elder include::*Box Elder, Montana, United States of America:*Box Elder, South Dakota, United States of… …   Wikipedia

  • Box Elder — Box Elder, MT U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 794 Housing Units (2000): 190 Land area (2000): 5.748032 sq. miles (14.887334 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.748032 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Box Elder — (engl. für den Eschen Ahorn) ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Box Elder (Montana) Box Elder (South Dakota) Box Elder (Tennessee) Box Elder County Diese Seite …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Box elder — Elder El der, n. [OE. ellern, eller, AS. ellen, cf. LG. elloorn; perh. akin to OHG. holantar, holuntar, G. holunder; or perh. to E. alder, n.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs ({Sambucus}) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box-elder — see box n.1 2 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • box elder — ☆ box elder n. a medium sized, fast growing North American maple (Acer negundo), with compound leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Box Elder — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Box. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Box Elder désigne aux États Unis : Box Elder, un village situé dans l État du Montana, Box Elder, une ville… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • box elder — a North American maple, Acer negundo, having light gray brown bark, pinnate, coarsely toothed leaves, and dry, winged fruit, cultivated as a shade tree, and yielding a light, soft wood used in making furniture, woodenware, etc. [1780 90, Amer.] * …   Universalium

  • Box Elder — Original name in latin Box Elder Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Denver longitude 44.11249 latitude 103.06823 altitude 924 Population 7800 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Box Elder — Sp Bòks Èlderis Ap Box Elder L JAV: apyg. (Juta), mst. (P. Dakota) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

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